How to plant green peppers / Q

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How to plant green peppers / Q

Post by Margrette Relo » Thu, 21 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Greetings friends!

I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

E-mail me...

 
 
 

How to plant green peppers / Q

Post by Dwight Siple » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Plant them in full sun.  Don't be tempted by Garden centers into
> planting them too early -- peppers are stunted unless the soil
> temperature has warmed when they're put in the ground.  I wait until
> June with mine (northern most tip of zone 7).

Black plastic will help warm the soil. Actually clear plastic warms it
faster, but the weeds take off under the plastic where you can't get at
them. Using black plastic I usually plant outside around June 5-10 (zone
5, Massachusetts). If you are buying plants, you can get them early and
keep them in the cells in a sunny window. Don't forget to water them.
Buying early (they probably won't be available at your local garden
center until a week or two before planting time) means you can get your
choice of varieties. If you are starting your own plants, do it now.
Peppers take a while to germinate and grow slowly. Put them in a warm
spot (top of the furnace or refrigerator heat exchanger). They like soil
temperatures of 70-80 F. When they germinate, put them in a sunny
window. Lots of light will help prevent legginess. However, if they get
leggy, just plant them a bit deeper.
 
 
 

How to plant green peppers / Q

Post by Michael Courtn » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00


: Greetings friends!

: I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
: Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
: this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

Full sun.  Peppers are a lot like tomatoes, if you have experiance with
tomatoes.  You can get away without staking if you live in an area where
it never gets too windy and your plants don't get too tall.  Peppers like
hot weather, too.

--
Michael Courtney    

 
 
 

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Post by Peter Re » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

Relova) writes:

> >Subject: How to plant green peppers / Q
> >Date: 20 Mar 1996 19:57:09 GMT
> >I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
> >Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
> >this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

Hi Margrette,

I generally start mine off in a  3" pot which I keep warm til the
seeds germinate.  I then put it on a sunny window sill until the
plants are big enough to pot on.

I use a 9" pot in the garden, in a sunny spot. In England that's
about May time; I don't know about where you are though. Keep them
well watered.  Some shade is OK, but if they don't have full sun for
at least half of the day, the won't grow fruits won't grow so big.

Hope this helps.

Ruth Reed
Reading UK

 
 
 

How to plant green peppers / Q

Post by Lester Kallu » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Greetings friends!

> I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?
> Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
> this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

> E-mail me...


Plant them in full sun.  Don't be tempted by garden centers into
planting them too early -- peppers are stunted unless the soil
temperature has warmed when they're put in the ground.  I wait until
June with mine (northern most tip of zone 7).

       Les

 
 
 

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Post by Frank Mil » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Quote:


>: Greetings friends!

>: I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
>: Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
>: this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

>Full sun.  Peppers are a lot like tomatoes, if you have experiance with
>tomatoes.  You can get away without staking if you live in an area where
>it never gets too windy and your plants don't get too tall.  Peppers like
>hot weather, too.

BC? Canada?  Even south of you (Seattle), it is not easy to get green
peppers to maturity.  *Definitely* you need the sunniest, warmest area
you can find.  And most importantly, an early-maturing variety.  The
plants will never reach the enormous sizes you hear about from warmer
environments.  You won't need to stake.  A pot might work, but it should
be fairly large and you must make sure that the soil doesn't get too
dried out.

Peppers are definitely more difficult than tomatoes in a cool climate.
But worth the effort!

        -frank

 
 
 

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Post by M. Counide » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Plant about 24 inches apart in full sun.  You can put them in the flower
bed even.  Peppers are beautiful plants.  They will grow abour 2 to 2.5
feet tall.  You can give them a little support.  3 foot bamboo landscape
sticks do fine.  Be careful when you tie, peppers are brittle plants.  
When green peppers are really ripe they are red peppers. (or orange or
yellow or purple)

Naomi Counides
Associated Beefalo of Idaho

 
 
 

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Post by Rick Co » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
>Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
>this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

If you're up in Vancouver give them all the sun and heat you possibly can.
Yes, you should stake them. Don't feed them nitrogen once they are in the
ground and don't put them in the ground until your nights warm up (whatever
that is in Vancouver.)

Use bt to control the inevitable attacks by worms and use a black plastic
mulch to help warm the soil.

--RC

 
 
 

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Post by Michele Gr » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>Greetings friends!

>I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
>Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
>this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

>E-mail me...


Hi Margrette,

It looks like folks have given you lots of good advice about peppers.  If
you want to try some in pots, try a variety called "Jingle Bells"  from
Pinetree Seeds.  It is a small bush with little peppers, only about 1 1/2
inches, but with the shape and taste of full size bell peppers.  They are
also extra early.  

If you have a warm and brightly lit spot in your house, here's a trick you
might try on any pepper plants growing in the garden.  Just before the
first frost go and yank your pepper plants out of the ground, any that have
tiny immature peppers on them.  Stick the roots in a gallon pot and fill in
with good garden soil and water well, then bring them into the house.  I
put mine in a corner of our small greenhouse.  They may look wilty for a
day or two, but then perk up.  Keep them warm, well watered  and make sure
they get good sunlight.  The tiny pepper will continue to grow, and
although they won't get as big as summer peppers, they will eventually
ripen.  Sometimes the plants even flower again, especially if I happen to
give the plants a shot of liquid fertilizer.  Gently give the bushes a
little shake every day to encourage pollination.  About half my plants end
up setting fruit again.  Even though we have our first frost by Sept. 30,
we enjoy fresh peppers right up until Christmas.

Good Luck,
Michele in Central PA

 
 
 

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Post by John & Suzanne Finneg » Sun, 24 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



>>: I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
>>: Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
>>: this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?
>>Full sun.  Peppers are a lot like tomatoes, if you have experiance with
>>tomatoes.  You can get away without staking if you live in an area where
>>it never gets too windy and your plants don't get too tall.  Peppers like
>>hot weather, too.

I have grown peppers in pots the past two summers.  They are supposed
to have full sun, but I had to make do with less than that and still
got some peppers. ( I am sure they would have done better with full
sun.)  I did not have to stake mine.

Last summer I had one pepper that would not blossom.  It grew bigger,
fuller, and more lushly green than my other two pepper plants, but it
remained blossomless long after I had picked my first peppers from the
other two.  Then I found a tip in a stack of old "Organic Gardening"
magazines that said to put aluminum foil under pepper plants to
increase production.  I tried it and, within a few days, the plant was
covered with little blossoms.  It ended up giving me as many peppers
as the others.  Of course the pot looked unbelievably tacky  with tin
foil stuck to it, but I got my peppers!  I am going to do it right
away this year.

I love the feel of homegrown peppers.  Their skin is so sensuous it's
a shame you can not keep them around to caress instead of eating them.
(Though that's good, too. )  Storebought peppers do not feel nearly as
good.

 
 
 

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Post by AIRD MELANIE DA » Fri, 29 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>: I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?  
>: Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
>: this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

>Full sun.  Peppers are a lot like tomatoes, if you have experiance with
>tomatoes.  You can get away without staking if you live in an area where
>it never gets too windy and your plants don't get too tall.  Peppers like
>hot weather, too.

i'm planting peppers too--my question is; my friend gave me peppers he grew
using hydroponics, which i only vaguely understand.  (that's not my question)
i dried some of the seeds, and i'm wondering if they'll grow.  i stuck them
in eggshells with dirt in a tiny greenhouse thingie to start them--how long
do they take to germinate?  (these are my questions.)
will they start from this kind of seed?  i've asked him, but he sunk into
the pits of depression and refuses to answer his email, and i'm not calling
across 3 time zones (and about 4 gardening ones) just to save myself the
price of the seeds.
(sun, sun, beautiful sun...)
please reply via email, if possible.
 
 
 

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Post by SKID Photograp » Fri, 29 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

Courtney) writes:

>>: I am planting some green peppers this year.  Where should I plant them?
>>: Shaded area or full sun?  Do I have to stake them?  I am really new at
>>: this.  Your wisdom is appreciated.  Can they be planted in a pot?

>>Full sun.  Peppers are a lot like tomatoes, if you have experiance with
>>tomatoes.  You can get away without staking if you live in an area where
>>it never gets too windy and your plants don't get too tall.  Peppers like
>>hot weather, too.

>i'm planting peppers too--my question is; my friend gave me peppers he
grew  
>using hydroponics, which i only vaguely understand.  (that's not my
question)
>i dried some of the seeds, and i'm wondering if they'll grow.  i stuck
them  
>in eggshells with dirt in a tiny greenhouse thingie to start them--how
long  
>do they take to germinate?  (these are my questions.)
>will they start from this kind of seed?  i've asked him, but he sunk into
>the pits of depression and refuses to answer his email, and i'm not
calling  
>across 3 time zones (and about 4 gardening ones) just to save myself the  
>price of the seeds.
>(sun, sun, beautiful sun...)
>please reply via email, if possible.

1: As long as the seeds were cleaned of all other 'pepper debris', they
should germinate.  There is a chemical inhibitor in the actual 'pepper
flesh', so they have to be free of any.

2: Pepper seeds germinate at  80F in about 8-12 days, depending on the
variety.

3:  Since your seeds came from an actual pepper, they might not grow
'true', it will depend on the variety and/or if it was a hybrid, original.

Bill & Harvey
zuffalig/SKID Zone 6 CT USA

 
 
 

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Post by Wayne Mac » Thu, 04 Apr 1996 04:00:00


(deleted a lot and I'm not sure which header came with this
question)

Quote:
> >i'm planting peppers too--my question is; my friend gave me
peppers he
> grew  
> >using hydroponics, which i only vaguely understand.  (that's
not my
> question)
> >i dried some of the seeds, and i'm wondering if they'll
grow.  i stuck
> them  
> >in eggshells with dirt in a tiny greenhouse thingie to start
them--how
> long  
> >do they take to germinate?  (these are my questions.)
> >will they start from this kind of seed?

I'm also starting some peppers from seed for the first time and
here is what seems to be working for me.  I took a paper towel,
folded it up to fit in the bottom of a cereal bowl and soaked
it with water.  I then took a frozen pepper out of my freezer
and and dug out the seeds and spread them on the paper towel
and then covered the bowel with saran wrap.  I then set the
bowl on a sunny counter in my kitchen and left it alone.  It's
been about 4 days and I'm seeing 1/8" sprouts on about a
quarter of the seeds.  I plan on waiting until some roots
appear and then transplant the seeds into potting soil.  

As I said, this is a first attempt on my part, so I can make
no promises, but you should know if this works for you in
less than a week.

Good luck!

Wayne Mack